Cuba: A Puritan in Havana

Fidel Castro has never been a swinger. Nightclubs, booze, fancy food, fast crowds-he shunned them all like a capitalist plague, and frowned on any of his lieutenants who failed to do the same. Last week Castro suddenly did more than frown. He announced the arrest of at least 20 "playboy officials" who were giving more of their time to the cocktail circuit than to Communism. Among them: Major Efigenio Al-meijeiras, a member of the party's Central Committee, Castro's vice minister of the armed forces, and the military's second in command-after Fidel's little...

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